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Weather / Crop Damage #293254

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jan 14, 1984
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(Studio) Econ. impact of last month's weather on citrus crops in Florida and Texas recalled.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Rio Grande Valley, Texas) Weather's economy devastation of lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas examined. [Texas Valley Citrus commissioner Leslie WHITLOCK - notes extent of damage.] Scope of weather-related unemployment discussed. [Texas employment commission spokesperson Amalia RAMIREZ - estimates percentage of unempl. in area as direct result of freeze.] Issue of continuing unemployment benefits and disaster relief considered. [Maria GOMEZ - would prefer to be working now.] Estimated time-needed for citrus trees to bear fruit again mentioned.
REPORTER: Carlos Aguilar

Aguilar, Carlos;
Schieffer, Bob

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